For instance, Hitchcock purposefully used specific shots to captivate the acting and emotions of each character. In The 39 Steps, Hannay and Pamela (Madeleine Carroll) estranged and juxtaposition relationship, is what saves this film from being more than just suspense but helps add a romance touch to the film. When Hitchcock used wide shots, he captures the Hannay and Pamela’s emotional discomfort. The primary shots that Hitchcock uses in The 39 Steps, are close-ups instead of wide shots. Hitchcock uses close-ups to create suspicion in characters’ faces.
Film genres give the audience information into the type movie it may be, this in turn helps them to decide whether the movie is suitable for them or not. The Maltese Falcon, a film categorised as Film Noir and The Searchers, a Western genre film, are both from different genres but both reinforce and challenge dominant social and cultural beliefs and values throughout each film. Each genre can be broken down into; codes, conventions and narrative conventions. Codes are aspects of the text that help the audience make meaning. These codes can be shown as symbolic, written, audio and technical.
Both Fevry (2016) and Rushing (2014) focus on niche areas of film in their findings giving depth into this research and building on the themes already explored. In conclusion, the literature discussed in this paper has outlined the importance for film makers and other media forums to show an interest in nostalgia and nostalgic themes. Creating familiarity for the audience within films has shown how the audience react positively to the use of nostalgia and relating themes in the films. Genre specific investigations such as literature focussing on sci - fi and animation have revealed gaps in this research within cinema. It can be said however that drawing from these genres and others that were more focussed on niche areas of film (French films and Italian westerns), an overall understanding of how film directors, producers and audiences relate to nostalgia and nostalgic themes was outlined.
The Princess Bride was originally a book which was then filmed as a movie to recreate the story. The fantasy is about Buttercup, a milkmaid, and Westley, a farm boy, who fall in love and have to face many obstacles. The story mainly develops the themes of true love and revenge. However, in the book, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, the story develops the theme of revenge and true love in more depth compared to the movie. First of all, the book provides a detailed past of each main character which makes the reader sympathize with them.
The artistic choices made in the production of cinema have a great impact on the way the audience will perceive certain aspects of the performance. One director may choose to highlight a certain scene, while another director may push it aside as trivial. A majority of the symbolism behind theatre lends itself to open interpretation, but some underlying messages have a widely accepted truth. In Nicholas Hytner’s 1996 interpretation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, lighting and camera angles help accentuate the importance of particular moments throughout the film. I chose to analyze the courthouse scene in which Deputy Danforth asks Elizabeth whether or not John Proctor committed the crime of adultery.
The top one that I would recommend is the 1968 version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. The ratings on Amazon for Romeo and Juliet (1968) are 4.7 out of 5 stars. The rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 97%. The 1968 version is forever going to be my favorite, it is something that brought the characters to life in a way that made sense. Unlike Gnomeo and Juliet in the sense of, well, Gnomes.
In this situation, most students will probably say that the movie is better because it shows more detail; however, in the book/short story, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. included sensory detail that made the reader feel as though they were there watching the event take place; like they were in the audience. While the movie was entertaining, the story had you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next sentence. When there was written dialogue, the tone that was projected gave the story feeling and emotional connection. The descriptions of the characters and the way they acted, painted a visual picture so the reader was able to imagine and live the story of Harrison Bergeron’s life. Overall, the short story is preferred by those who like to know every detail and infer the ending and missing information so that it becomes a part of them and feel connected to the
A story is a written work used to entertain, provide knowledge and understanding, and to captivate an audience. In today’s society, several movies are based off of novels. The reader expects the movie and the book to be replicas, but that rarely happens. Most of the time, movies have different locations within the setting, while adding in scenes and characters to a story line to further tell the story. Due to this, the exposure of vivid details allows the audience to receive more knowledge from the work.
From the in-depth movie analysis, this essay will be able to show that the media is able to influence the people and their stance towards certain topics by applying these media theories: agenda setting through gatekeeping, dramatization, and two-step flow of communication. The first theory, agenda setting through gatekeeping, is evident in the film. Agenda setting “looks on story selection as a determinant of public perceptions of issue importance” (McCombs, Shaw and Weaver, 7). The term gatekeeping is similarly used to “describe the way the media make decisions about what stories to discard or run and when and how much attention to give a story” (Laidlaw, 41). In the movie, the British media highlighted the death of Princess Diana and how the Royal Family was not showing enough grief.
Jealousy is a key feature in both the movie and the story of "All Summer in a Day." Jealousy is what keeps them more exciting and fun to read. But, there is a big difference between the movie and the story of how jealousy was shown. Jealousy is shown different through Margot, William and the other kids, and the plot, throughout both examples. In both the story and the movie of “All Summer in a Day,” it is clearly shown that there is much jealousy that can be found through Margot.